Science Fair 2020

NIWA Auckland City Science and Technology Fair 2020 Outstanding results from Michael Park School!

Mr Mander, Mrs Valyashko

Congratulations to our young scientists and engineers for putting so much work into some great projects over the course of the whole year. Many thanks to the teachers, parents, and others for their motivation and help along the way. Some very impressive results from such a small school!

Finalists in the Michael Park competition earned an entry into the NIWA Auckland City Science and Technology Fair. This year over 175 entries from 20 schools competed via zoom interviews and judging in the categories of technology, earth, space, biology, behaviour, chemistry and physics. Highly commended entries and category winners can also be awarded special prizes from the Fair sponsors.


Full article including excerpts of student projects   

MPS Results for the NIWA Auckland Science and Technology Fair 2020

Category Winners and Special Prizes: 

Leo Cilliers, The Power of the Magnus Effect, 1st in Physics, Dodd-Walls Centre Prize for excellence in junior science     

Andy Qi, Staying Dryer in the Rain, 2nd in Physics, ASTA Award for Experimental Design

Bibi Miller, Looking Good, 3rd in Human Behaviour, Special Prize New Zealand Statistical Association Awards, SAANZ Prize for Social Science Focus        

Amelia Simmonds, Bright Wings, Highly Commended, Supporters of Tiritiri Matangi Prize          

Tabitha Yearbury, Under Pressure, Highly Commended, ESA Publications Prize for students showing promise/enthusiasm in Science         

Highly Commended: 

Caixia Tan, “He Said, She Said”, Human Behaviour 

Bodhi Prohl, Weight Race, Physics       

Luca Colace, Good Connection, Physics

Other Finalists: 

Other finalists representing Michael Park in the Auckland competition included the following students.

Estelle Hebley, Can Your Back Take That, Biology

Charlotte Stuart, Gotta Go Fast, Physics        

Alex Geng, Sunspin, Earth & Beyond 

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